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RCMP Spied On Scholar Northrop Frye: Files

The Canadian Press | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's intelligence service spied on renowned literary scholar Northrop Frye, closely eyeing his involvement in the anti-Vietnam War movement, an academic forum on China and efforts to end apartheid in South Africa.

Newly released archival records show the RCMP Security Service relied on a secret informant to help compile a 142-page file on the esteemed University of Toronto professor, who died in 1991 at age 78.